Clicky Pen Investigation - Clicky Pen Investigation Your main goal is to calculate the spring constant of your pen’s spring using only a ruler and

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Clicky Pen Investigation Your main goal is to calculate the spring constant of your pen’s spring using only a ruler, and without taking the pen apart. You don’t need to write a full report for this investigation. You only need to answer the following questions. See rubric on Schoology for specific information on scoring. Any answers plagiarized from any source will automatically receive no credit. 1. What does it mean for energy to be conserved? Answer in your own words. 2. Describe the energy transformations that occur in this system from the time the pen “clicks” until it lands on the table again. Explicitly refer to increases/decreases/transfers in specific forms of energy. 3. Draw an LOL diagram to represent the energy transformations/conservation that occur in this
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Unformatted text preview: system. ( Can be done by hand [take a picture and insert the picture into your report] or done electronically.) 4. Use your LOL diagram from the previous step to solve for the spring constant of your pen’s spring. Show your work . ( Can be done by hand [take a picture and insert the picture into your report] or done electronically.) 5. What might have been some sources of error in this activity? How might these errors have affected your results (would the result be increased? decreased?) ? How could these sources of error be minimized? (“Human error” or “calculation error” or “we weren’t careful enough” are not acceptable responses. Be more specific and explain causes of error that you cannot control.)...
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